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5 top ranked distance learning universities in India

5 top ranked distance learning universities in India

Distance education system has gone popular in India as people doing job or business can still think about getting a degree without leaving their day work. However distance education may not be as effective as regular courses as you don't have to visit the campus regularly.

It is important to choose a good distance learning university if you are planning to get a technical or management degree from home. So we are here with the list of top 5 universities to study in India as distance learning method:


1. Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar

Annamalai University is  founded by the late Honourable Dr. Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar. The university established in 1929 at Annamalainagar. During the last eighty two years the University has grown rapidly and has consolidated its position as a unitary and residential University with forty-nine Departments of Study and over 3240 members on its teaching staff.The university offers almost all courses like UG, PG, Degree, Doctorate, Health Science, Hotel Management and Catering Technology ,Fashion Designing etc. They offers Post graduate diploma in Fashion Design, Textile Design, Interior Design and Retail Management courses.

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2. Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is one of the best  all-India Institute for higher education. IGNOU is a national university with its headquarters in New Delhi, Delhi, India. It is named after former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi and was established in 1985, when the Parliament of India passed the Indira Gandhi National Open University Act, 1985.

IGNOU, the largest university in the world with 3,500,000 students; was founded to impart education by means of distance and open education, provide higher education opportunities to all the segment of the society equally.

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3. Sikkim Manipal University, Sikkim

Sikkim Manipal University(SMU) is another top ranked university in India established in 1995. SMU is recognised by University Grants Commission (UGC), Ministry of HRD and is a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

The university offer courses to ensure quality education for students in India. They offer courses in areas of  IT, Commerce, Hospitality, Journalism, Engineering, Management etc. So far over 3 lakh students have benefited from the Distance Education programmes, taking full advantage of the 65 core faculty members and the 6,500 committed and qualified mentors supporting faculty members present at the learning centres.

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4. Punjab Technical University, Punjab

Punjab technical university is a state government university established in 1997 for the advancement of technical education. The university is imparting the education through distance learning as well as regular mode of education.

University certified more than 380 engineering & architecture, management & hotel management and pharmacy colleges and more than 2000 learning institutes under distance education system.

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5.Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra

The Kurukshetra University is also a very famous and top ranked university in India. It was established in 1956 and founded by late Dr. Rajendra Prasad. The university have an excellent distance education wing for students cant study regular courses. It is located at the city of Kurukshetra.

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